Issue 1: Firsts
We’ve landed! Welcome to our very first issue – we’re glad to have you with us. This month, we’re exploring the idea of firsts from all angles: from childhood memories to the first world war, to breakthroughs in human genome editing to our first close look at Pluto, to the origins of science fiction cinema. Be sure to sign up for updates, or check back soon: we’re just getting started.
Cover illustration by Bo Moore.
New Horizons recently gave us our first close encounter with the dwarf planet Pluto. Assoc Prof Anne Verbiscer tells the inside story on how the project got off the ground.
World War I was a blindingly tragic period in human history. But it also catalysed many advances in medicine, chemistry and technology that we use to this day.
In a world of smartwatches and colour-changing clothes, technology and fashion are closer than ever. So why is it so hard to get wearable tech right?
With great power comes great responsibility. Can superheroes and comic books impact our psychological development, and even shape society?
Last month, Lego announced plans to go completely green and only use environmentally sustainable plastics in its products by 2030. But can we make it that far in 15 years?
While the government continues to delay action on climate change, more extreme weather conditions continue and Australia risks falling behind. But how much does policy matter?